Bochy playing it safe with Crawford post-collision

August 15th, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- Opting to remain cautious, the Giants kept shortstop out of the lineup against the Dodgers on Tuesday, one day after he was shaken up in a collision with left fielder .

"He's feeling pretty good," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Crawford, who absorbed a blow to the head from Hernandez's knee as they tumbled over each other while pursuing 's fourth-inning pop fly.

Though Crawford appeared to have avoided serious injury, Bochy had no intention of starting him. Bochy was uncertain whether Crawford would be available to pinch-hit.

Dating back to 2006, when catcher Mike Matheny sustained a career-ending concussion from absorbing the impact of too many foul tips, the Giants have exercised extreme caution with players who might have the slightest hint of concussion symptoms.

Crawford, 31, has remained among the most durable Giants since he became their regular shortstop in 2012, averaging 148 games per season. Entering Tuesday, he had appeared in 115 of San Francisco's 120 games, second only to 's 116.

• As expected, the Giants activated first baseman from the 10-day disabled list shortly before Tuesday's game. Right-hander was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to clear roster room for Belt, who missed 17 games with a hyperextended right knee. San Francisco posted an 8-9 record in those games.

• According to Baseball Info Solutions, catcher Nick Hundley became the first Giant since 1958 to record a go-ahead hit against the Dodgers with San Francisco trailing in the ninth inning or later with the bases loaded and two outs.